Clarke to commentate during Boxing Day Test

"It will certainly be unusual watching the boys from the booth rather than being out there with them on the field"

“It will certainly be unusual watching the boys from the booth rather than being out there with them on the field”

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Australia captain Michael Clarke will join the Wide World of Sports’ commentary team during the Boxing Day Test against India in Melbourne.

Clarke will be commentating instead of playing since he recently underwent surgery for a torn hamstring, which he suffered during the first Test against India in Adelaide.

“It’s an absolute thrill to have Michael on board, he joins a long list of Australian Test captains we’ve had in the Wide World of Sports commentary box,” Channel Nine’s executive producer Brad McNamara said. “We’re really looking forward to him joining us and offering his insights on cricketers he plays with and against on a regular basis.”

Clarke meanwhile stated that he was excited about being able to commentate during one of the biggest Test matches in the calender year.

“I’ll have a very different view of the Boxing Day Test this year,” he wrote in his News Limited column. “Channel Nine have kindly asked me to be part of the commentary team for the match, so I’ll be flying down to Melbourne on Christmas Day to join them.

“I’m not sure what to expect. It will certainly be unusual watching the boys from the booth rather than being out there with them on the field.

“Still, it has got to be an improvement on the last Test, which I watched first from a hospital bed and then from my couch.”

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